Disclosure: The links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission, at no extra cost to you. I only promote products that I personally have used and would recommend. Please help support my little website by using these links for your purchases! What is it about summertime that makes me want to change my style? Perhaps it has something to do with wanting to wear less clothes – although realistically, it’s so dang hot down here that even wearing nothing is still too much. Either way, when the heat hits, I just want to change up my entire closet. This year, I’ve been eyeing more minimalist styles, solid colors, and simple prints such as polka dots and stripes. While poking around online, I came across a new plus-sized clothing company, Ori, and their Signature French Terry Wrap Dress. […]
On this blog, I’ve talked pretty candidly about the journey of accepting my body. I’ve talked fashion, I’ve talked health and exercise, I’ve even talked about my personal struggle with disordered eating. It’s been a long road in learning to accept my body – chunky arms, big thighs, round belly, and all. But one of the hardest things I struggle with is bathing suits. I know I’m not alone – buying bras is one thing, but swimwear is a totally different situation. I’ve seen women much smaller than me pick themselves apart when they try on a two-piece suit, so it’s definitely something that all bodies experience, but I feel like it’s an entirely different beast for fat people like myself.
Hey y’all! Welcome to Big Fat Books, my regular column where I read and review books with plus sized main characters where their weight loss is NOT central to the concept of their happiness. Because any BODY can get the booty (or not, depending on their preference), save the day, and end on a high note.
Hi, my name is Karen, and I love reading romances about fat people. One of the biggest issues I have with romance books is that the main characters – both the heroes and heroines – are typically straight-sized. Why? I find it hard to believe that fat people don’t have romances. We all know that’s not true IRL, so why is it so hard to believe in books? Why can’t the chubby girl get the guy?
Let’s talk vampires. Because if there’s one thing I can talk about, it’s vampires. Vampires were my first real foray into the goth scene in high school (thanks, Anne Rice’s Queen of the Damned). I met most of my college friends through playing live action Vampire: The Masquerade for YEARS – way into my 20s. Hell, I met Doug at a Vampire LARP.
I love cherry everything. My favorite snowball flavor is cherry (black cherry if they have it), my favorite pie flavor is cherry, and goodness knows if there is a cherry print anything I’m gonna want it in my closet. Which was pretty much my exact reaction when I saw this sweet cherry shirtdress in Jaci Blue recently.
So these past couple of weeks have been super busy – my friend Harley came to town and I’ve been showing her all over! We’ve hit up the Quarter, Magazine Street, Abita Springs (the Abita Mystery House is SO WEIRD), seen Garbage in concert (Shirley Manson is so badass), not to mention going to a ton of places to eat. But the biggest reason she came is for Book Lovers Con!